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Nick. B
2/18/2009 7:26pm,
Hello Bullshido members! My name is Nick, and I am twenty years old, have recently moved to Pennsylvania, and have developed an interest to begin studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However I have a dilemma, and that is I donít know which school to
intend.
I was originally going to attend Rat Pack Fighting System in Palmerton, but I have heard that they are kinda shady, and more or less Bullshido. So now I have heard of a man called Pat Veto in Landsford, who it seems has been trained by Pedro Sauer, and Mr. Sauer seems to be highly respected and most importantly authentic. Unfortunately when I went to Mr. Sauerís website and looked at the people he deemed capable of teaching BJJ, it seems he has some of the locations mixed up. (Ex: I clicked on one of the PA location and it turns out the place is located somewhere in Florida)
Because of this and the fact that I am still new to NorthEastern Pennsylvania Geography, it has been somewhat of a chore for me to find a concrete location, so if anybody trains with Pat Veto, and give a number, or tell me of BJJ dojo that is legitimate and has a good reputation in the NorthEastern Pennsylvania area, more specifically near driving distance of Walnutport, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. :smile:

han090
2/18/2009 8:31pm,
I have no idea about BJJ in the location.

But i think you might find people more helpful if you put your post into paragraphs, instead of just one wall of text.

Welcome to Bullshido!

Nick. B
2/18/2009 9:11pm,
I have no idea about BJJ in the location.

But i think you might find people more helpful if you put your post into paragraphs, instead of just one wall of text.

Welcome to Bullshido!

Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I know it is very sloppy. I was in rush, and I hear where you're coming from. Do you think that editing my post would get a better reaction?

han090
2/18/2009 10:46pm,
Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I know it is very sloppy. I was in rush, and I hear where you're coming from. Do you think that editing my post would get a better reaction?From anyone who hasn't already seen the thread, definitely.

You could also try using the search function, to see if they've already been mentioned, or checking out the dojo review section, to see if the schools have already been reviewed.

Short of that, if you see anyone who lives in your area on bullshido, reply to whatever they're saying asking for advice.

Unfortunately, i don't think you can send private messages untill you've made a certain amount of posts, but if you're a fan of the UFC, it shouldn't be too hard to rack up a post count in the sports section.

Sorry i can't be more helpful, but I live in Ireland.

slideyfoot
2/19/2009 4:16am,
Welcome to Bullshido!


I was originally going to attend Rat Pack Fighting System in Palmerton, but I have heard that they are kinda shady, and more or less Bullshido.

It was, but apparently things have changed (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=67191).


Because of this and the fact that I am still new to NorthEastern Pennsylvania Geography, it has been somewhat of a chore for me to find a concrete locationYou might find TrainJiuJitsu.com (http://www.trainjiujitsu.com/bjj/) useful: its a large map of BJJ clubs in the US, though just based on user contributions, as far as I'm aware.


My name is Nick, and I am twenty years old, have recently moved to Pennsylvania, and have developed an interest to begin studying Brazilian Jiu-JitsuYou might find this BJJ Beginner FAQ (http://slideyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/10/bjj-beginner-faq.html) useful, as a new student in BJJ.

As I mention in that FAQ, for further reading on BJJ, I'd recommend the following threads:

Training, Stagnation and Tapping (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=974042)
Maximizing what you get out of rolling (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1253088)
Protecting Yourself During Sparring (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1234198)
Grappling Basic Principles (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20609)
Advice for Noobs (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1776425&postcount=1)
First Day Lesson (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1232603)
Fundamental 5 (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1019474)
Obvious Epiphanies (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62601)

And the following articles:

Starting BJJ Classes (http://www.grapplearts.com/Starting-BJJ-Classes.htm)
Nuggets of Advice (http://www.aesopian.com/127/nuggets-of-advice/)
Beginning BJJ (http://www.beginningbjj.com/index.html) (free e-course and e-book)

thaclient
2/19/2009 4:18pm,
slideyfoot is being modest: GO READ HIS FAQ! It is absolutely, IMHO, essential reading for anyone thinking of starting BJJ.

Nick. B
2/20/2009 1:33am,
Welcome to Bullshido!



It was, but apparently things have changed (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=67191).



Wow! That is impressive. Is there any recent articles on Rat Pack that show it's succes and failing? You know, just to make sure that the management is still on the right track.

moons
2/20/2009 10:09am,
The rat pack is on the up and up. They are associated with James Simrell MMA from scranton. He is in charge of their BJJ promotions, and is a fantastic martial artist. Theay also have Brian Miller (Renzo Gracie BB) from Reality MA teach on Sat. AM. They do very well at grappling comps for such a small school. Rat Pack, Reality, and Simrell also have a decent fight team together. You will get great instruction at an unbelievable price at Rat Pack. Really good group of guys too.

Nick. B
2/22/2009 7:35pm,
You will get great instruction at an unbelievable price at Rat Pack. Really good group of guys too.

Really? What is their billing plan?

moons
2/24/2009 8:33am,
Really? What is their billing plan?
Check their website: www.rpfightingsystems.com/schedule_rates.html (http://www.rpfightingsystems.com/schedule_rates.html)

$50.00 for BJJ
$50.00 for striking package
$75 for BJJ + Striking

Nick. B
2/26/2009 4:56am,
It also seems like they have an excellent Mauy Thai boxing program too.